The Samsung Admire is heading to MetroPCS this school season and should hit shelves just in time for back to school shoppers. We first saw and spied on this device in early July and it was running some Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This should make for a perfect back to school mid-range phone for friends and family.

The Samsung Admire is said to sport a 3.5″ display, 3.2 MP camera with an 800 Mhz CPU so the price should be plenty affordable. The best part is it will be running on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread so things should be plenty quick and stable. It should come in both red (pictured above) and grey like we saw in the leaked images.

Official pricing and release date have yet to be announced but MetroPCS did say it will be hitting store shelves in time for back to school sales so we expect a mid to late August release. Original leaks suggested a price of just $149 for the Admire so it might be hitting shelves at a pretty great price. MetroPCS is claiming a great phone with great features and pricing for students and we’d have to agree as long as it’s around the $149 mark we mentioned. Press Release is available at the source link below.

[via PR Newswire]